Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court has directed the Telangana government to return three acres of land in Yapral village of Alwal mandal, wherein it had proposed to construct the Christian Bhavan to the petitioners.
Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao while dealing with a petition by M. Gangavathi granted the interim order directing officials to hand over the land to the petitioners and not to take up construction till further orders.
Ms M. Gangavathi told the court that three acres situated in survey No 124/B of Yapral village was assigned to her husband by the government in 1962 and it was recorded in revenue records. The petitioners broug-ht to the notice of the court that officials without any notice to them demolished the compound wall of their land and laid foundation stone for the Christian Bhavan on Decemebr 4.
They contended that the action of the authorities is against the policy decision of the government to provide the lands to the poor belonging to SC and ST communities. They urged the court to direct the authorities to return the land to them.
The counsel for the government submitted that the land was resumed in the year 2015 as the petitioners failed to utilise the land granted for the purpose.
The judge asked government counsel as to how can they resume the land assigned in the year 1962 without following the due process under law....